Growing up in the 50's & 60's a neighbor had a 64 Skylark 4 door sedan with a factory three speed and the 300 CID aluminum V8. The car was quite quick for what it was. Of course his son and I raced it where ever we went. We were told not to blow it up as retorquing the heads on a rebuild usually led to stripping the threads in the aluminum block. Heli-coils were still new then and untried so we took it easy from then on.
I especially like the Buick engine chart shown in the article. I have owned several of the 63-65 Riviera's and so many folks at the car shows always thought the Wildcat 445 and 465 emblem on the air cleaner was the cubic inches. Of course it was the torque rating which always confused them.